Chinese Foreign Policy

Title:

  Xue Li: How China Views the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Author:

Xue Li

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

July 14, 2015

Description:

The Hague finished hearing the Philippines’ oral arguments this week, but as China refuses to participate in the arbitration, the December position paper remains the clearest outline of China’s stance on the case. What are the highlights and features of the document? What was the effect of publicly releasing this document? And what will China’s next step be?

Tags: Commentary, UNCLOS, Arbitration, Dual Track Approach, China’s Position Paper, Contingency

Title:

  China’s Maritime Silk Road: The Politics of Routes

Author:

Irene Chan

Source:

RSIS

Date:

March 12, 2015

Description:

China has not effectively communicated its grand connectivity ideas to South and Southeast Asian countries. Beijing urgently needs to improve its communications with external parties and seek feedback so as to counter media speculations and to have a better understanding of regional needs

Tags: Commentary, Maritime Silk Road, South China Sea, ASEAN Connectivity, Chinese Soft Power